Visual Arts

Ten items you'll need at Burning Man this year

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10. Colorful hats Lisa Keipp designs toys, costumes and headwear for her business, Pink Turtle Creations. "Most likely, you'll see lots of colorful attire, but if I had to pick one thing, I'm sure this hat would fit in great," she says. We think so, too. 9. Bikes The most reasonable way to get around the desert is a bicycle. Attendees adorn their cycles in all kinds of swag, including ribbons, lights, fur and pretty much anything else you can attach. 8. Fur outfits Mercedes Gerow designs and creates outfits entirely made out of fur. "It's the desert, so it gets quite cold at night," she explains. "So after my first Burn, I realized that this is what can help." Gerow's work can be seen all over the desert, but until then you can view it at

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Britt Chester is a writer and video producer living in Denver, Colorado. He's covered breaking news, music, arts and cannabis for Westword since 2010. His work has appeared in GQ Magazine, Village Voice, YES! Weekly, Inman News and the Winston-Salem Journal. He likes running, cycling, and interviewing people.
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